18 year old can't graduate?

I have a friend that is 18 and recently moved out of home. Because of that her family basically hates her. She was going to school but due to not living in the same town can't go as she has no way to get there. She wanted to go virtual but can't do that without her mother telling the school she has permission, she cant transfer without her mother's permission, and can't even get her school computer back without it being signed out but the person who originally signed her up in the first place. She wants to graduate, but is stuck. Any suggestions on what to do? Could really use some help.

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Is this in the US? I would second the idea of making an appointment with the guidance counselor and explaining that she is now living independently as an adult and should not need her mom's permission for any of these decisions. (One would hope that if an 18yo student came in, actively pursuing her own academic choices and eager to continue classes, they'd do all they could to help her! They *want* high graduation rates.)

    However, depending on local regulations, if her new address is in a different school district, she may be required to transfer to that district even if she's attending virtually. It's something to ask. Best of luck to her, and bless you for trying to help her out.

  • 1 month ago

    your friend needs to go in person to the guidance department and get their assistance.  an appointment may be required [CV19 causes this].  America has thousands of school districts and their rules differ wildly, so we can't help more than this.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    she should be able to do all that if shes 18

  • 1 month ago

    At this time, it’s best for her to restore relations with her parents. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Tell her to contact/call the school and tell them her situation. She could tell them she no longer lives with her parents and is no longer on good terms with them. Basically explain everything you just said. She’s 18, she should be able to make those decisions 

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